A trans-disciplinary approach to build e-resilience: Managing technology
21 April 2016
Birkbeck University, London
Thanks to everyone who joined us for a vibrant day exploring this important area of research. We heard from high-profile researchers, practitioners and industry experts about the emerging concept of e-resilience and its application and wide-ranging implications for wellbeing and performance.
Download the introduction to the e-Resilience Conference:
Download the SOCRG presentation: What Are the Options and What Is the Evidence?
Gail Kinman and Almuth McDowall summarised the event for ‘The Psychologist’, please see here.
Here are the speakers’ short biographies and presentation slides:
David D’Souza (keynote speaker)
Head of CIPD, London
David is the CIPD’s Head of London and a respected speaker and blogger on progressive HR & business practice. Prior to joining the CIPD David worked in HR and Organisational Development for over 15 years. David’s areas of interest include including the future of work, learning & development, talent and performance management, technology and employee engagement.
Presentation title: The Future of Work
Jean-François is a PhD student in Management at Lancaster University researching about well-being and virtual interactions at work. His research interests gravitate around the psychological impacts of technology on employees, covering areas such as technostress, cyberdeviancy or E-leadership. More information can be found on his personal website jfstich.com.
Presentation title: Virtual Interactions at Work, Wellbeing and Performance: The Importance of Person-Environment’Fit’
Dr Richard A. MacKinnon
Insight Director, The Future Work Centre
Richard is co-founder and Insight Director at The Future Work Centre. He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Registered Coaching Psychologist and Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Business School. Richard has worked in the UK as a practitioner psychologist for over 15 years. He specializes in coaching, training and talent development. His research interests include the role of technology at work and the complexities of work-life balance.
Presentation title: Technology at Work: A Systems Perspective
Alison Maitland (keynote speaker)
Alison is a business author, speaker and conference moderator who specialises in leadership, diversity, and the new world of work. A former long-serving Financial Times journalist, she is co-author of the books Future Work and Why Women Mean Business. She contributes articles to a wide variety of international media including the Financial Times.
Alison is a Senior Fellow in Human Capital with The Conference Board and directs the Board’s Europe-based Council for Diversity & Inclusion in Business. She is also a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at London’s Cass Business School.
Presentation title: Leadership and Self-Leadershipin the Digital Age
Dr Emma Russell
Kingston Business School, London
Emma Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at Kingston Business School, London. She is the director of the Well-being at Work, Kingston (WWK) Research Group. Emma’s research interests are in understanding strategies used to deal with e-communications and how these relate to goal-achievement, personality and well-being.
Presentation title: Individual Differences in Dealing with Email at Work
Funded by the Balance Network.